In The Electric Mist

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In the Electric Mist (French title: Dans la brume électrique) is a 2009 Franco-American mystical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier, written by Jerzy Kromolowski and Mary Olson-Kromolowski based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate... read more
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In the Electric Mist (French title: Dans la brume électrique) is a 2009 Franco-American mystical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier, written by Jerzy Kromolowski and Mary Olson-Kromolowski based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke, and stars Tommy Lee Jones in the lead role of Louisiana police detective Dave Robicheaux. The film has never been released cinematically in the United States, only in Europe and Asia. It was shown twice on just one evening in author Burke's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. A trimmed-down version (102:00 minutes NTSC), cut by the studio, was released direct-to-DVD in the United States. A longer director's cut version (112:23 minutes) was released in the rest of the world and premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. In 2009, the director's cut version won the Grand Prix at the first "Festival International du Film Policier de Beaune", which is the continuation of the "Festival du Film Policier de Cognac." It opened on April 15, 2009 in France to positive reviews while reviews for the American version were mixed (60 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes). In December 2009, Bertrand Tavernier released a book titled Pas à Pas dans la Brume Électrique (Step by Step into The Electric Mist), which is a day-by-day account of the shooting of this movie. In the Electric Mist is a sequel to 1996's Heaven's Prisoners, also adapted from a Burke novel. The character of Dave Robicheaux at that time was an ex-homicide detective in the swamplands of Louisiana and was portrayed by Alec Baldwin.

Original Release

03/03/2009

Cast

John Goodman Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni
Tommy Lee Jones Dave Robicheaux
Mary Steenburgen Bootsie Robicheaux
Peter Sarsgaard Elrod Sykes
Kelly MacDonald Kelly Drummond
Justina Machado Rosie Gomez
Ned Beatty Twinky LeMoyne
James Gammon Ben Hebert
Pruitt Taylor Vince Lou Girard
Levon Helm General John Bell Hood
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Bertrand Tavernier

Writers

Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski, James Lee Burke

Cast

John Goodman Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni
Tommy Lee Jones Dave Robicheaux
Mary Steenburgen Bootsie Robicheaux
Peter Sarsgaard Elrod Sykes
Kelly MacDonald Kelly Drummond
Justina Machado Rosie Gomez
Ned Beatty Twinky LeMoyne
James Gammon Ben Hebert
Pruitt Taylor Vince Lou Girard
Levon Helm General John Bell Hood
Buddy Guy Sam 'Hogman' Patin
Bernard Hocke Murphy Doucet
John Sayles Michael Goldman
Gary Grubbs Sheriff
Walter Breaux Batist
Alana Locke Alafair Robicheaux
Adella Gautier Clothilde (Cleaning Woman)
Louis Herthum Doobie Patout
Ritchie Montgomery Club Leon Bartender
Tony Molina Jr. Adonis Brown

Producers

Editors

Thierry Derocles, Larry Madaras, Roberto Silvi

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